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Phantom smell and misfiring taste

As a migraineur would you prefer Phantom smells or Phantom Tastes. I assume similar things, since olfactory zone involved.

So Phantom Smells: I tend to get the smell of cooking (something like stir fry?) the Foul Odor (no idea what it is but it is rotten meat or something) and burnt toast. So with the foul odor one will hunt the house for this foulness. Trying to find where the hell it is coming from. Eventually realizing your brain is producing this Just For You. Wow. Thanks brain. You really shouldn’t have. No, really. The mystery cooking smell makes you think you have a ghost who is cooking in the middle of the day just to taunt you.

Phantom Taste is not nice at all. You eat a piece of meat and it tastes rancid or off. You just cannot eat it. You insist it is off. Everyone else insists it is fine. The next time you have a piece of meat it tastes horrible, you ignore it, because well your Brain plays tricky tricks like that… turns you it IS bad and you ate half the meal before the slow eater starts and says ‘ew this is bad’. Not cool.

Which brings me to SUPER SMELLING. If you thought phantom smells were bad or meat tasting like rancid goat ass then you will have a lot of fun from super smell. Things should not be smelled strongly or intensely. It is nauseating. I can smell my spouse’s stinky socks from a room over. That is wrong, man, wrong. You can smell the bubble of perfume people wear 18 hours after they leave the room. And gag on it while they are in there. Like it is licking your brain. Blag! You smell your dinner so strongly while it is cooking you completely and utterly lose your appetite before eating. Besides maybe it will taste like rancid goat a$$… not worth the risk really.

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  • SickElizabeth
    2 years ago

    I just joined today and your post helped me realize This Is Real and I am not going crazy! I am trying to get in touch with anyone who experiences audible auras. I have a crackling tinfoil noise inside my head, light sensitivity and nausea. Anybody out there with similarities?

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi SickElizabeth, We’re glad you found us! You’re absolutely not crazy, and you are never alone. You may be interested in reading Tinnitus & migraine, which speaks to auditory aura. I’d also like to invite you to visit our Facebook page to join the conversation there as well. -All Best, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Myth1977 🙂 I’m sorry for the goatiness of your aura :-/ If it’s anything like chevre, you have my utmost sympathies. Goats are adorable and personable, but goat products are …… horribly inedible. Thankfully, I have not experienced gustatory hallucinations – I’m not sure I could survive that! Thankfully (?) my aura is a burning wire smell, and I search the house and feel the walls to make sure they are not burning from the inside out.

    Thanks so much for sharing your story and your humor, you made me smile! 🙂 We’re glad you’re here! -Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • Myth1977 author
    2 years ago

    Oh those burning smell ones are the worst, because you sort of have to try and hunt them down ‘to be sure’. lol

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Yes, Myth1977! I know my fiance thinks I’m nuts running my hands across the walls, but we live in an old house and I’m afraid the wires could be burning in the walls, lol. -All, Best, Donna (Migraine,com team)

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